Who is who in the scandal

Richard Ndubai —NYS director general.

Prior to his appointment as NYS director in January 2016, Ndubai was the Public Sector Reforms & Performance Contracting PS in the Office of the Prime Minister.

He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Havard University and a Bachelor of Commerce – accounting option – from the University of Nairobi as well as a PHD in Performance Contracting, Measurement and Public Service Delivery.

He has undertaken numerous training courses and programmes including Certification in Corruption Prevention from the Marcus Evans Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa and is also a member of various professional bodies including Kenya Association for Public Administration and Management as well as Kenya Institute of Management.

Ndubai has had a successful public service career spanning over 30 years in various high performance management fields which saw him earn three state commendations: Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS) 2008; Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) 2007; and Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) 2005.

Lilian Omolo— Public Service PS

Omolo was appointed to the post in November 2015 and has served in the ministry to date. Her responsibilities include overseeing the operation of the Directorate of Public Service Management, the Directorate of Youth Affairs and the National Youth Service. She is also in charge of the youth empowerment programmes in the ministry.

A graduate at the 2001 joint Kenyatta University/University of Illinois entrepreneurship Masters degree programme, Omolo was the immediate chief executive officer for Nepad Kenya secretariat. She also has  worked at the UNDP Kenya where she managed the Public Sector Reform Programme.

She also served as a core team member in the establishment of the Brand Kenya Board a state corporation under the ministry of Information and Communication.

Sam Michuki

Sam Michuki was appointed NYS deputy director general in January 2016. Before his appointment, he served as the senior deputy director at NYS in charge of Kibra slums upgrading project before the then Devolution Cabinet secretary Anne Waiguru took over the project from him.

Ann Wanjiku Ngirita

The 30-year-old Ann Ngirita was allegedly paid Sh59 million for supplying air to NYS.

Reports have now emerged that the woman has no physical office. She just went to NYS offices in Gilgil where she requested a procurement officer to allow her to supply them goods.

She had no background in supplies as she confessed to not even having an idea on rigours of tendering. All she used was a Certificate of Registration of Business and a Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) tax compliance certificate to get the tender at NYS.

Reports emerge that Ngirita hails from a humble background in Naivasha which has since changed drastically after she received the NYS tender. She sat for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination in 2008 and later opened a shop in 2010 which closed down the same year and she later flew to Germany, reportedly  for studies.

Some of the goods she was supposed to supply include: foodstuff, stationery, hammers, and firewood. However, she supplied nothing but still received Sh59 million.

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